Our Team | The Dragon Trip

Our team

Meet our exceptional people, both on the ground and behind the scenes

From those who lead our tour groups (our adventure leaders) to those who research trips, plan the logistics, book everything and advise customers on how/when/where to travel (our adventures planners) we’re a diverse bunch, united by a love of travel! Together we speak over 14 languages, come from over 7 different countries and have all lived and travelled extensively in either China, Japan, or Southeast Asia.

Adventure leaders

Chengdu

Fifi

Fifi is a tour guide in Chengdu. As a guide she is very knowledgeable, responsible, flexible and professional. She takes pride in that many of her clients consider her as an old friend. When Fifi travels, she prefers to mingle and communicate with the local people, enjoys local markets, and likes to get to know what the local life is like. As she is part of an ethnic minority, she knows the culture and people well, and can provide you with exactly what you want to see and know about.

Shanghai

Jody

Jody was born and raised in Inner Mongolia. She has been living in Shanghai for over 10 years and finds the city fascinating. She is not only attracted to the glamorous cityscape but also the quieter parts of Shanghai and its nature. She believes that life itself is an adventure. She says she will never give up trying new things, meeting new friends and exploring more about life and herself. She is passionate about getting active and out and about. She enjoys the thrill of adventure and embraces whatever comes her way.

Hangzhou

Nancy

Nancy comes from Anhui province and has worked for The Dragon Trip for two years in the Operations department before she started studying again. Now she is back as our guide in beautiful Hangzhou. She loves travelling to exotic places and making friends with the locals. In fact, she thinks the best type of trip is when you feel like a local rather than a tourist.

Xi'an

Sophia

Sophia Yang is a warm-hearted local Xi’an guide who has being working as an English-speaking guide for over 10 years. She has an interest in hospitality and also likes travelling. She loves getting to know the many different cultures that countries have to offer.

Sophia is passionate about introducing friends from all over the world to the ancient city Xi’an and its rich history and culture. She always treats her group members as her friends and over the past 10 years has spent a lot of time working, communicating, reading and thinking. She understands that people want different things from travelling and is enthusiastic about finding out what you really want to get out of your trip.

Fujian

Su

Klay Su was born and grew up in S. Fujian, Minnan region. He loves sports, nature and history. He has been working as a tour guide for 5+ years, and has led groups to many places in Fujian especially in Xiamen and the Hakka house area. He also enjoys travelling to other parts of the world and making friends through the journey. He is excited to meet you and show you the real Fujian.

Hangzhou

Tina

Tina was born in Zhejiang province which is known as the land of fish and milk. She has been a guide for 3 years, and fortunately has the chance to introduce her hometown to all dragon trippers. She believes that the best views are seen from being on the road. She can’t wait to welcome you to Hangzhou!

Japan

Chipa

Chipa is a half Zambian and half Japanese traveller enthusiast plus a content creator based in Japan for the past 9 years. Sharing his experiences of Japan and letting travellers/friends know about the hidden beauties and secrets of Japan has always been a passion of his. In his spare time, he loves to take photographs, make short films/vlogs, and play rugby.

India

Deepak

Deepak grew up in India’s capital city and he knows every secret corner of Delhi. He has been working in the travel industry for many years and now guiding TDT groups throughout India. He loves to meet people from different cultures around the world and is very passionate to show them the beauty of his own country. His biggest dream is traveling all around the world one day!

Adventure planners

Director

Alex Seigel

Alex Seigel has been a part of The Dragon Trip since its very first research trip back in 2011. He now oversees our London office and prior to joining the team rose quickly through the competitive Teach First Scheme to become an assistant head teacher of a British secondary school. He is a keen sportsman, an avid afternoon tea enthusiast and has travelled to over 50 countries across 5 continents.

Director

Ramsay Kerr

Ramsay has been trekking and travelling his way around Asia since he was little, growing up in Singapore, China and the UK. When not working in one of our office’s, he can usually be found on whatever adventure he can dream up around Asia, whether it be mountaineering in the breathtaking Himalayas or kicking back on tropical beaches.

Operations Manager

Eusetine Guevarra

Mabuhay!  Eusetine was born and raised in a small archipelago, a string of 7,100 islands, The Philippines.
She is your Island girl – loves the culture, the tropical climate, and the sandy beaches of the Philippines. Never based herself outside of the country. Her love for Local made her prioritize traveling in the comforts of her homeland. She’s the back-end support of the Philippines Tour.
Finance Manager

Jamie Tran Rico Pisa

Jamie comes from the land-down under (Australia) and is the Finance Manager for The Dragon Trip.

With a wealth of Financial and Accounting experience from a range of industries, he’ll be sure to help you with all your financial needs.

In a globalized world, travelling is the best investment you can have on yourself. Learning about new cultures, languages and stories, will help develop new skills and abilities to help you grow.

When not working, Jamie is usually keeping tabs on the latest sports or watching movies.

Southeast Asia Operations Manager

Y Nguyen

My name is Y, I’m a Vietnamese traditional woman. I love eating local food, meeting new friends, exploring new lands. I love adventure journeys with biking, climbing and trekking. My favourite destinations are forests or mountains with natural sightseeing. My dreams are traveling over the world and sharing everything I love most about my country and other countries where I visited in my life.

Educational Tours Specialist

Samuel Axon

Sam joined The Learning Adventure in 2022 after almost a decade working on school trips to Germany, France and Spain. He has travelled to over 25 countries, but his heart is split between Germany and Japan after a year living in each. When not working in the London Office he spends his time out on the football pitch, cooking up Japanese food or planning his next adventure.

General Manager - HCMC Office

Thanh Le

I was born and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I studied Tourism and Hospitality Management, and worked as several travel companies in Operations before starting the journey with The Dragon Trip. I am now co-managing The Coyote Trip – US Trips and The Dragon Trip – South Korean Trips, and managing Ho Chi Minh City Office in general. Apart from Vietnamese – my mother tongue, I can speak English, Chinese and some Korean. I love travelling, seeing around and enjoying new experiences along the way, it’s just amazing!


Senior Operations Manager

Servet Selen

Servet was born and grew up in Turkey, in the mix of Middle Eastern and European cultures. As a fellow backpacker, he has always loved learning different cultures, as well as meeting other travellers to share stories along the way. 9 years ago, his passion for Asian culture brought him to China. After working as Adventure Leader and Adventure Manager in several regions, Servet is now overseeing all Dragon trips in Asia!

Senior Sales Manager

Ying Au Yeung

Ying (or Ieng in Portuguese) was born in Macau, a former-Portuguese colony next to Hong Kong, and then went to London to study history at University of London. She loves travelling and sharing Chinese culture with her friends in the UK. She is also a massive AC Milan fan, so much so she’s currently learning Italian!

Sales & Operations Officer

Tam Vu

Tam was born in Saigon, one of the most active cities of Vietnam. She loves traveling and exploring the history and culture of her country. A walk in the park after working is also her favourite habit! “Humans can’t live without nature so we should protect it as much as we can.”

Regional Specialist

Paul Ronan

If you ever need someone to tie a strong knot for you, Paul’s your guy. After college, Paul found himself work a wide range of jobs from leading horseback trips in Colorado, leading month long canoe expeditions in northern Minnesota, to sea kayaking trips in Vietnam. He recently went for a two year walking expedition across the Silk Road covering 9,000 km by way of China to Turkey. Now Paul is based in Yangshuo China and is over seeing the operations of the East Asia trips at TLA.

Operations Officer – The Coyote Trip

Nuong Nguyen

Nuong comes from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – the city that never sleeps. She loves drinking milk coffee, listening to music, and traveling. In her opinion, the experience you gain from traveling is something you will never forget. Happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new. She somewhat appreciates her work because, according to her, it requires her to grow and improve every day.

Southeast Asia Operations Officer

Tuyen Pham

Hello, my name’s Tuyen. I have always been passionate about travel and new cultures. I love seeing beautiful scenery, listening to local stories and tasting the local food.  I would like to bring new cultures to our customers and our communities. That is the reason why I love my job. Besides, I am trying to work hard during the weekday and learn how to balance my life between work, exercise and travel

Sales Officer

Nicole Stirling

Nicole is a part of our sales team in London and can’t wait to help you book your dream tour. Prior to working for The Dragon Trip, Nicole lived in both Vietnam & South Korea for 5 years teaching English, and has travelled to 30 countries and counting! While she’s not planning her next adventure around the world, her other favourite things include hiking, photography and fashion.

Regional Expert

Fly Yu

Fly by name – Fly by nature… In between running marathons around the world, founding her own charity for the elderly in China, and playing top class badminton, Fly has been an indispensable member of the team from our very first days!

Please contact Fly fly.yu@thelearningadventure.com for any questions about our China family and independent tours.

Regional Expert

Katsumi Hachiya

Pre-Covid, Katsumi was one of the top Adventure Leaders in Japan providing the best service for family and school trips. Now he is as a Japan Regional Expert and ensures high quality for trips. However, he still sometimes plays the Adventure Leader role on the field.  Why does he wear an outfit like this with a sword?  Search “IAIDO” – something he enjoys!

Operations Officer

My Phung

My name is My Myand I am an operation officer at The Dragon Trip. I have worked as a tour operator for some different companies over past the six years. I’m really keen on travelling and being a tour operator that encouraged me to share what I knew with my friends and others. I found that I enjoyed planning their trips.

Operations Officer

Bao Tran

Hello to all! I am Bao Tran. I’m currently based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I personally love the quote saying, “Travel is the one thing you buy that makes you richer”. And for that reason, I have always been loving to travel, connect with people and learn new culture. I’m grateful to have had the chances to travel to various locations and see parts of different cultures as I grew up, which then enabling me to share all of my travel experiences and tips for making a trip special with all of my customers.

Regional Expert

Jiyoon Eom

I am Jiyoon from South Korea, and this is where I have spent most of my life, brought up and educated.
Quite recently I’ve joined Learning Adventure as Regional specialist. My first time here was almost like when I started my first job right after my colleage as learning dos and don’ts as a newbie. I am still learning a lot of new things and people that I might meet through my guide job and regional specialist activities. As I mentioned, I am as a licensed guide and event organizer which I think it might have attracted Learning Adventure to find me eligible for covering Korea as regional specialist. I’m always thinking of things that I should do right and keep my dignity that would value me and my country that I am representing as a guide. My time here all with you would be helpful and valualbe financially for the business and teamwork.  AND keep up the good work!

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